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March 20, 2006 09:00 AM UTC

Beauprez Gets Less Physical with Degree

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  • by: Colorado Pols

We were checking out Bob Beauprez’s gubernatorial campaign Web site to try to find the link to his campaign blog when something caught our attention.

In the “About Bob Beauprez” section at the bottom of the homepage, it says that he has a “BS in Education from the University of Colorado” (it’s also listed that way on his Congressional Web site).

So what? Well, we don’t remember that as being previously listed. In fact, his bio from the Rocky Mountain News in 2004 says that Beauprez has a BS in PHYSICAL Education from the University of Colorado.

It’s worth pointing out because those two degrees are obviously not the same. A physical education degree is, for reasons we won’t list here, less prestigious than a degree in education and almost certainly requires different course loads. Excusing it as just dropping off the word “physical” doesn’t work, because if you dropped off the word “education,” then it wouldn’t make any sense. That would be like having a political science degree and shortening it to “science.”

So, which is it?

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38 thoughts on “Beauprez Gets Less Physical with Degree

  1. The Beauprez folks must have changed it already.  All I see on the “About Bob” page about his education is this:

    He grew up on a dairy farm west of Lafayette, where he graduated from Fairview High School and the University of Colorado.

    And I guess the blog is gone.  It didn’t allow comments anyway, so maybe it morphed into the “Newsroom” section.

  2. When you’re a ‘do nothing congressman’ trying to fool voters so you can be a ‘do nothing governor’ you have to make it up as you go along.  So what if it ain’t the truth?  Both Ways Bob has been playing these games so long he doesn’t know how to campaign any other way.

  3. Wow, if they indeed did stretch the truth about his degree, they certainly got rid of it fast. Sounds pretty shady to me, and certainly doesn’t look good for BB.

    Any chance you got screen captures of the unchanged bio at his campaign and congressional sites?

  4. Oh my gosh, this is crazy. Are you so hungry for dirt that THIS is the best you can come up with? Wow… keep digging, folks. By the way, the blog link is back on the homepage.

    Speaking of colleges, where did Marc Holtzman graduate from? And what was his degree? It’s not listed anywhere on his website…

    Seems kinda fishy for someone who finished college “at President Reagan?s urging…”

  5. Depending on whom you believe, Marc Holtzman has either a B.A. or a B.S. in Economics from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania.  The way he words it on his website is fascinating, however.

  6. Again, colorado pols shows its anti-beauprez bias. I think this is the reasons many republicans ignore this site. This report is disgusting.

  7. Hey Pols, when background information on Beauprez’s website gets as completely hokey and false as this, let us know:

    Marc Holtzman was born in the blue-collar coal country of northeastern Pennsylvania

    Marc would later refer to this as his call to arms, but truly it was his call to service.

    Under Marc’s leadership, tens of thousands of jobs were created for the working men and women of Colorado

    In the late 1980s, with the winds of change blowing across the Eastern Bloc, Marc departed for Eastern Europe to help the formerly enslaved nations of the Warsaw Pact make the transition from communism to free market economies.

  8. “What I can’t believe is that there is a college degree out there that is considered less prestigious than an education degree.
    Posted by: a at March 20, 2006 01:04 PM”
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    Lol, a.  There are actually two degrees lower than education.  Next to last is journalism.  Dead last, physical education.

  9. There are actually two degrees lower than education. Next to last is journalism. Dead last, physical education.

    …………..

    I’d have to disagree there, Voy.

    After all, 100% of sports actually require one to think.

  10. Ah…

    Well, I think many of us can agree that the ULTIMATE degree in anti-prestige is Political Science.

    As a graduate of the University of Colorado with said degree, I can assure that it really isn’t worth the price of “a side of fries with that?”

  11. The irony of Voyageur referring to journalism as a worthless degree is unbelievable. You’re always good for a laugh, Bob–even if it is usually at your expense.

  12. My last comment, btw, was not a shot at the University of Colorado nor the Poly Sci Dept.

    Just a little friendly advice to the younger readers on this site, a degree in Economics is probably a little more marketable in “The Real World.”

  13. We should check out the granted degrees from CU at the time he graduated – my guess is the education school (if there was one then granting the degree) was granting BA’s in Education, not in a particular subject like PE or k-12 or history, etc…  Also, I had a friend that was a PE or gym teacher, she went into sales, then to Microsoft where she became a VP for IT – she made millions.  Don’t dis on peoples education and what they make of themselves that is a disappoining approach.

  14. I suppose ethnic studies was created so that every other degree would have something to look down on!  Ward Churchill finally has a function.

  15. Mario,

    Please teach O’ wise sage of many years…

    Maybe you should wait until you hit 30 or are at least minimumly successful before you start imparting your wisdom.

  16. “In the late 1980s, with the winds of change blowing across the Eastern Bloc, Marc departed for Eastern Europe to help the formerly enslaved nations of the Warsaw Pact make the transition from communism to free market economies.”

    I find it soooo ironic that Marc rails against CAFTA and free trade with the southern hemisphere, seems like he would embrace free markets according to his bio.

  17. Just a little friendly advice to the younger readers on this site, a degree in Economics is probably a little more marketable in “The Real World.”

    Posted by: Mario Nicolais at March 20, 2006 01:55 PM

    I dunno, Mario.  My degree is in economics and I still have to work for a living.  If I had it to do over again, I’d go computer science!  Of course, in my college days, they were still using abacuses and slide rules.

  18. Hey there, Tricky Dick, your attempt to deflect attention away from Bob to Marc is a bit obvious, don’t you think? Truth is this: right now, we’re all railing against Bob, so get with the program.

  19. lol –

    I don’t know what twisted mind you are, but obviously you know me personally, which already speaks volumes about your poor choices in life, nevermind the college degree!

    Voyageur –

    Well, if we are going to be completely honest here, apparently the proper college course is to begin an ivy league education, drop out, and begin an empire that lords over the lives of every cubicle worker across the globe…sounds pretty simple.

    PS – See, Republicn, Democrat, or Tory, it seems there are some subjects on which we can all get along!

  20. But… but… Beauprez is the most electable Phis Ed major in the history of Colorado…

    HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA, ha, ha, ha! Boy do I love it.

    For the record, I was not a Poli. Sci major. It was my minor, and though I can’t recall how I have used it these many years since accepting my sheep skin a Butler Hancock, it still remember fondly those lessons from Mustafah Dhada, Stan Masurana and Kalechi Kalu.

    For me Army ROTC was the smartest college course I could ever take. I won’t mention how Bob was too good for ROTC himself though (it would just be rude, him being a Draft Dodger and all).

    By the way gang, I got a very funny call from the Beauprez campaign this evening. I’ll share it with everyone Wednesday.

  21. Lehigh is in Bethlehem, PA, and it has a good reputation for at least some of its programs.  Not sure about its economics program, but my guess is it’s just average.  Mark’s degree should be listed as a B.A. – it’s the only flavor the Economics program produces there.

  22. PS – See, Republicn, Democrat, or Tory, it seems there are some subjects on which we can all get along!
    Posted by: Mario Nicolais
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    LOL, Mario.  For the record, I’m a Whig!  But I often vote Mugwump.

  23. Mario — what degree do you have?  I have my degree in POLITICAL SCIENCE and my MA in Strategic and Defence Studies.  The only reason that someone would want to pursue an economic or finance degree is because they enjoy being blood sucking, cubical dwelling office vampires.  Yeah economics are great…leads you to what, and MBA…I hear the University of Phoenix is giving those out like halloween candy now-a-days.  Dime a dozen degrees…MBA, Marine Biologist, and LAWYERS

  24. Mario — what degree do you have?  I have my degree in POLITICAL SCIENCE and my MA in Strategic and Defence Studies.  The only reason that someone would want to pursue an economic or finance degree is because they enjoy being blood sucking, cubical dwelling office vampires.  Yeah economics are great…leads you to what, and MBA…I hear the University of Phoenix is giving those out like halloween candy now-a-days.  Dime a dozen degrees…MBA, Marine Biologist, and LAWYERS

  25. Mikey D, are you suggesting a direct correlation between the emphasis of one’s college degree and success in our economy?  Bill Gates didn’t even graduate from college. Those holding degrees such as an MBA or a Juris Doctorate are much more likely to earn higher wages than those possessing a degree in POLITICAL SCIENCE.  Further, students coming out of college with degrees in economics earn, on average, much higher wages than their fellow graduates.  Not that an economics degreee is a requisite for success, but it certainly is not useless.  An understanding of economics is actually quite applicable to the position of governor.  I personally would be much more comfortable knowing that my governor understands the effects of market shocks on his constituents than the specifics of volleyball rules.

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